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Hate speech : Arrested former Kerala legislator , P.C. George granted conditional bail

Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (BPNS)

Thiruvananthapuram Judicial first class magistrate court(ii), Justice Asha Koshy, granted conditional bail to former Kerala legislator and Kerala Janapaksham Chairman, P.C.George conditional bail.

The court informed that he should not indulge in hate speech, should not influence the witness, and not create any untoward incidents. Advocate Sasthamangalam Ajith Kumar who appeared for George told IANS that this case is one that is bailable. He said that police could not give station bail as he was charged under IPC  Sections 153 A and 295 A. 

George after coming out of the Magistrate’s chamber while speaking to media persons said, “ The Judiciary in India is for justice and the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, and his police had arrested me as a Ramzan gift to Islamic terror groups.”

It may be noted that George who has been a legislator for several terms had lost in the 2021 assembly elections from his home constituency Poonjar. George was arrested on Sunday early morning after the Muslim Youth League as well as the DYFI, the youth wing of the CPM.

There were several protest marches in support of George and against it while he was being brought from his residence at Erattupetta in Kottayam district to Thiruvananthapuram.

While BJP workers shouted slogans in support of George near Thiruvananthapuram, protesting DYFI workers threw eggs at his vehicle.

Meanwhile, the Police prevented Union minister, V. Muraleedharan from meeting P.C. George who was at the Armed Reserve camp, Peroorkada.

The Union minister while speaking to media persons outside the Armed Reserve camp said, “Kerala Police is having dual stands in preventing a Union minister from meeting an accused while taking action on a complaint filed by Youth League.”

BJP Kerala President K. Surendran while meeting media persons at Wayanad on Sunday said, “ If Islamist organizations like Popular Front of India and the CPM youth wing DYFI  are trying to physically intimidate P.C. George, we will provide him all physical support.”

Congress leader and Kerala Opposition leader, V.D. Satheeshan had said that Kerala police were giving escort to  George and the Sangh Parivar was behind him.